Tashkent (Toshkent Province, Uzbekistan)
Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan, former capital of Turkestan. This city played a significant role in the history of the Mennonites who migrated to Central Asia in 1880 ff. under the leadership of Claas Epp and Abraham Peters to find a refuge and establish new settlements. The Peters group resided here temporarily.
Under the Soviet government Tashkent has become a very significant center in Soviet Central Asia with a population of about one million by the late 1950s. Mennonites who had drifted to this area by this time had thus far not organized a church; some attended the Baptist services. Their number was likely not as large in this area as in Alma Ata, Karaganda, and some other places.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 684. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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